Cats are enigmatic, adorable, and unpredictable beings, which makes them the perfect focus for developer Devil’s Cider Games virus management sim, Cat Colony Crisis. Cat Colony Crisis puts you in command of a spaceship full of symptomatic kitties. Your mission is to utilize social distancing and rapid testing in order to stem the outbreak and protect the entire colony from becoming sick. Winner of the Game Jam 2020’s top prize in the Character Management category, and the $20,000 LabX Game Development Grant, Cat Colony Crisis is clawing its way to a February 9th release date on PC and mobile!
Cat Colony Crisis isn’t just a cat-tastic management sim, it’s also an important educational tool that teaches the necessary prosocial pandemic behaviors to keep a large community safe from infection. In Cat Colony Crisis, you’ll monitor a spaceship full of aptly named and cutely-attired space felines enjoying life in their floating home when a mysterious illness begins to infect the populace, and the astro-cats start to develop symptoms. It’s up to you to keep track of each individual and log their behavior and any physical changes. Isolate potential spreaders and identify the correct symptoms to make sure the virus doesn’t spread. We know cats are cuddly, touchy animals but it’s your job to ensure proper social distancing and protocol is followed.
Key Features of Cat Colony Crisis:
- Cats…Lots of Cats: The colony is filled to the brim with cute and cuddly kitties milling about and getting up to feline shenanigans and it’s your job to manage them — luckily cats are known for being obedient, docile creatures who respond well to authority…
- Prevent the Outbreak: Keep a close eye on these kitties as they begin to develop symptoms like sneezing, sniffling, and sweating, and use quarantine tactics and testing to discover if these were pre-existing symptoms or the signs of something worse
- Super-Cute Custom Kitties: It wouldn’t be a videogame about cats without an adorable aesthetic, and when you put a cowboy hat on a cartoon kitten everybody wins. Having a giant litter box right in the open in your colony seems like an odd home-decor choice, but who are we humans to judge?
Cat Colony Crisis is available for free on February 9 for PC and Mac on Steam and Itch.io, and for mobile on Android via Google Play. The game will launch on iOS at a later date.